Annual archery camp lets the arrows fly

Posted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Weatherford Community Education hosted its annual archery camp last week and campers came away with a spot-on experience.

The first day of camp, Aug. 5, was spent at the Community Education building at 900 North Elm Street with the campers learning safety rules. The rest of the week was spent shooting at David’s Outdoors.

The camp had 22 campers - 8-years or older - sign up. Trying to keep the numbers small, the campers were divided into two groups. The first group consisted of fifteen campers and met from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The other seven campers met from noon - 2 p.m.

Running the camp for the third year was Steve Maddux, a life-long archery enthusiast.

“By the end of the week, I want the kids to know the proper form for archery,” Maddux said as camp began. “For them to accomplish it, they will learn the correct shooting stance, how to focus on their target, and keep arrows from drifting left and right.

“If the campers learn the correct way now, archery can be a great and productive form of exercise.”

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